Stock Code: 2476
Description: A superb George III Chippendale period mahogany silver table retaining excellent original colour and patina. The well figured rectangular top with pierced fretwork gallery over a figured frieze bordered to the top an bottom by an spplied moulding. The table is supported by straight moulded legs, with a lovely delicate fretwork ear at the hip. The legs are joined by a serpentine shaped cross stretcher. Fabulous quality colour and originality throughout.
Further Information: The design is based on a pattern for a ‘China Table’ published by Thomas Chippendale, in his Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director. A similarly elegant silver/tea table is illustrated in R.W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II. The gallery on this table is constructed in the form of a 3 piece “ply”, with the grain running horizontally on the inner and outer surfaces, with a central layer with the grain running vertically, the gallery is then capped with a moulded bead. This method of construction for delicate pierced fretworks was invented by Chippendale, in fact the very first form of “plywood”.
Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations waxing. Gallery, brackets and cross stretcher apparently original.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1760
Provenance: Private collection California USA, previously with Hyde Park Antiques, New York.
Dimensions: Height 28.75 inches (73.02cm) Width 32.00 inches (81.28cm) Depth 24.00 inches (60.96cm)